It is with great sadness and anger that we inform you of a fire that we had on our school grounds last night, which resulted in the school’s outdoor summer house being burnt to the ground. The fire brigade were called at 5pm by a parent who lives nearby.
The team worked for over an hour putting out the fire and then making the site safe enough for children to continue attending.
The school is currently open to key worker children, with the intention of opening for Year 6 pupils on the 15th June. The police believe that this was a deliberate arson attack. The summer house was built after the school won the Tesco community grant scheme and we intended to make it into an outdoor library for the children at our school. As you can imagine the whole team at CJS are deeply saddened by this thoughtless act and we are appealing for any witnesses to contact the police 0345 606 0365 or 101.
As a school who put our hearts into the local community and families, we are left devastated by this thoughtless and disgusting attack. With all the uncertainty and sadness we are facing in the world right now, this act is utterly shameful.
We are obviously relieved that no-one was hurt in the fire and our children were not present to see it.
From all at CJS